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    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10

    How to Change the Theme of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    15 Nov 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change the Theme of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    Windows 10 has a new black system theme across the Start menu, Taskbar, and Action Center.

    You can choose to have a light or dark theme in Microsoft Edge.

    This tutorial will show you how to choose a light or dark theme in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Change to Light or Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Change to Light or Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge using a REG file







    OPTION ONE

    To Change to Light or Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_settings.jpg

    3. Do step 4 (light) or step 5 (dark) below for what theme you would like to choose.


     4. To Choose a Light Theme in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, and select Light under Choose a themeClick/tap on Advanced on the left side,. (see screenshot below)

    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_light_theme.jpg

     5. To Choose a Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, and select Dark under Choose a themeClick/tap on Advanced on the left side,. (see screenshot below)

    Change Microsoft Edge Theme in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_dark_theme.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Change what New Tabs in Microsoft Edge Open with using a REG file



    The downloadable .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

    Theme DWORD

    0 = light theme
    1 = dark theme



    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Use a Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_dark_theme.reg

    Download


     3. To Use a Light Theme in Microsoft Edge

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_light_theme.reg

    Download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #1

    Cool Shawn. Is this from the newest leaked build?(I'm sitting this one out as I have my Win7 disk installed and online to download the upgrade),.

    Too bad though, that it's only the window decoration(more or less) and not the background too, it is soooo white:). It would be nice if 10 had a "True Dark theme". But I guess that would take the fun & challange out of personalizing.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Hey Cliff,

    Yep, build 10147 is the latest leaked build for now.

    You never know. Microsoft may have more personalization options available in future builds or the RTM. :)
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #3

    Brink said:
    Hey Cliff,

    Yep, build 10147 is the latest leaked build for now.

    You never know. Microsoft may have more personalization options available in future builds or the RTM. :)
    That would be great, because I really hate patching, as it kills a lot of right click options. In Windows 8 for example, Apps screen and Start screen have no right click options, and in Windows 7 it totally messes up MMC.
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  4. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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       #4

    Shawn is this the right tutorial to follow if I want to have different colours for my "Google" page to have the top bar, tab bar, Menu bar, Command bar and favourites bar in 10 because right now everything is a dazzling white
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #5

    Hey John,

    This would be to use either the light or dark theme in Microsoft Edge. :)
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  6. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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       #6

    Thanks Shawn and sorry for the late reply as we don't have the email note now I forget to check into the forum to see replies.

    I shall have to have some time to play around with the 10 (Edge) to get what I like and have some holidays coming up to do just that as that machine is back at my own place and I live with the "boss" more often than not now
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

    I hear that. Gotta keep the boss happy. :)
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  8. kjgentil's Avatar
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       #8

    Trying to change the theme for edge but only gives option for light and dark. but what to change the color of it and add a picture in the background. Have poor eyesight and the grey is too light and the dark is too dark and makes things blurry. How can I change the color all together and add a theme picture to it? I know I can change the background for Chrome but having the same issue with the greyish color of the top portion of browser (where address bar is at)
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    Hello kjgentil, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm afraid that this will only change the theme for Microsoft Edge to be either light or dark.

    If you like, you might see if using a high contrast theme in Windows 10 set to use the colors that look best to you may work.

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